The snipers exist in all the armies of the world, as well as in the security services and the police.
The current conflicts have dramatically increased the role of snipers in military operations.
As practice shows, in the outcome of the battle several well-equipped marksmen can play a crucial role. The importance of the snipers’ role was shown during the fightings in Afghanistan and Chechnya. But snipers must be well prepared to the conflicts like these.
A sniper is a perfect hunter, a man with a peculiar temperament. The job requires a huge exposure, concealment, observation, will, ability to think out of the box. A sniper should be able to make independent decisions in the absence of the commander.
Physical training is also a matter of life and death for a sniper, because he should not only stay motionless for hours to track down the target, but often travel long distances in the course of reconnaissance. And if in the need to make an immediate sniper shot, the knocked down breathing and heart palpitations should not discourage him.
The importance and role of snipers in the modern Russian army increased immeasurably, in particular to address pressing issues of fighting against terrorism.
Nowadays each unit of combined arms involves a sniper company.